Abuja (Agenzia Fides) - Fr. Emmanuel Dim, Rector of the Major Seminary of Tansi, who had been kidnapped on September 26 (see Fides 29/09/2016) has been released. This was announced by the Chancellor of the Diocese of Awka, Fr. Francis Chidume, according to whom no ransom was paid.
"We thank God for the release of Fr. Emmanuel Dim, Rector of the Major Seminary of Tansi", he said according to the note sent to Fides.
His Exc. Mgr. Paulinus Chukwuemeka Ezeokafor, Bishop of Awka, has asked the State of Enugu and federal authorities to ensure the security of the population, at risk due to the incursions of Fulani herdsmen. (L.M.) (Agenzia Fides 30/09/2016)